Are there any Canadian schools in Dubai?

My daughter starts grade 9 in September.  Looking for a Canadian school or something equivalent in terms of curriculum?

savage Default Asked on March 23, 2016 in Curriculum.
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Hi Savage,

Apologies for the delay in replying to you.  There is only one Canadian School in Dubai (Ontario Canadian International School) and they will only offer places to grade 8 in September.  Most Canadian families seem to favour the American curriculum over the British.  At your daughter’s age (because of the difference in grading structure and subject offerings), it probably makes more sense to opt for the American curriculum (you can find out details of US curriculum schools on

The other option that may be of interest is the International Baccalaureate MYP programme – find out more information on  – and again, via the articles on  There are a limited number of schools offering the IB at grade 9 and demand in US curriculum schools can make it difficult, but there are new schools opening and others expanding.  Just be sure to ensure that any US curriculum school has proper accreditation with a US State schools board such asMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS)[but usually known as MSA]

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCASC)

Northwest Association of College and Schools (NACS)

WhichSchoolAdvisor Head of Department Answered on April 5, 2016.
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